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18th January 2019

Making Tax Digital for Nurseries 

Making tax digital is part of HMRC’s initiative to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. In a nutshell, Making Tax Digital (MTD) requires companies to submit their VAT returns via digital accounts software instead of logging into HMRC and submitting it themselves. The list of accounting software that can…

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21st December 2018

How safe is your data this Christmas?

Previous data breach scandals have proven that companies are more susceptible to hacking over the christmas and new year period. With IT staff off on annual leave, companies are more vulnerable than ever and hackers make the most of the vulnerability and increase their efforts. Here at Connect Childcare we are committed to protecting your…

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17th December 2018

Christmas news roundup

Christmas is the season of giving and this year we have chosen to take part in “Christmas Jumper Day” on Friday 14th December. We will be encouraging all staff to give a small donation to Save The Children. And this year, instead of posting out Christmas cards, we will be donating £200 to Save The…

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15th December 2018

Connect’s Christmas Jumper Day

We proudly supported Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children on Friday 14th December.  Save the Children stand side by side with children in the toughest places to be a child. We do whatever it takes to make sure children survive, get protection when they’re in danger, and have the chance to learn. Because every…

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13th December 2018

An Innovative Approach to Child Nutrition

The Professional Nursery Kitchen was delighted to be chosen as the winner at the Nursery Management Today Awards for Nursery Product / Innovation, being recognised for providing the nursery sector with the most exciting and important product over the past two years. The Professional Nursery Kitchen was created by a group of nurseries who pooled…

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10th December 2018

Adverse Childhood Experiences

In recent months I have heard trauma informed care mentioned at various meetings and events I have attended. Colleagues from health, education, social services, housing, the police and the voluntary sector are all taking about the need for early intervention and prevention. It seems that the word is getting out about the need for all…

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6th December 2018

Your chance to input on early years solutions

Our trusted partners and friends at Ceeda have just announced a fantastic roundtable event focussed on the Early Years Workforce. It’s a must for anyone responsible for strategy and decision making in the early years sector and will be headed up by three fantastic leading speakers: Julie Hyde,  director at Council for Awards in Care,…

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1st December 2018

Integration. Improving efficiency in your nursery.

Do you use different software tools for different aspects of your nursery administration? Many nurseries acknowledge that software can make life easier for their staff and can improve previously long winded processes. But using multiple systems can have a real detrimental impact to your efficiency. Just think about when a new child joins your setting.…

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